EUGENE MONROE was the first active NFL player to openly advocate for the use of cannabinoids to treat chronic pain and sports-related injuries. He recognized cannabis as a healthier alternative to opioids and has actively campaigned for marijuana policy change. He joined GTI for its patient-first focus of striving to provide the best medicine possible, active community support and research initiatives.
Previously, Eugene was drafted 8th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2009 NFL Draft and later joined the Baltimore Ravens on a trade in 2013. Eugene enjoyed a 7 year NFL career and retired with long term health and family as a priority.
Eugene serves on the Board of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation and HealthyUNow and is a supporter of the Drug Policy Alliance, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Athletes for Care.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Virginia.
Eugene and his wife Nureya have three children and reside in Maryland. Eugene loves spending time with his young family, fishing offshore, and focusing on health and fitness.